Some Characteristics of Employment in Rural Areas

Some Characteristics of Employment in Rural Areas

Milovanova M.Yu.

Cand. Sci. (Hist.), Assoc. Prof., Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia

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Milovanova M.Yu. Some Characteristics of Employment in Rural Areas. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2022. No 8. P. 152-156


The results of a secondary analysis of representative All-Russian precarity studies (2018 and 2020) data characterizing employment conditions in rural areas are presented. Changes in material well-being, labor relations and social guarantees indicators in connection with restrictive measures in 2020 are discussed. Conclusions are drawn about the decline in the quality of labor resources in Russia’s rural areas, underutilization and precarization of labor, as well as insufficient “safety cushion” for rural residents due to weak social security, lack of financial savings, instability in labor relations manifested during the pandemic.

labor resources; employment; precarity; rural and remote areas; COVID-19 pandemic


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